Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17



Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trying to be Industrious!

Thanks to my handy dandy glass cutting tool, I'm finally able to complete some projects I've been waiting on for a long time.  Like this industrial side table...

I have a few of these, but different sizes.  I don't know if they're wheels, pulleys, some kind of molds, or what!  But they're rustic, beefy, and very industrial looking.      

I've had this guy for quite some time, so he definitely needed a bath, followed by a good rubdown with some oil... 

I had always wanted it for a table, but never had a good vision for a base...until...I picked up a swivel office chair for a couple bucks at the Goodwill.  And then it hit me..duh... 

I not only removed the seat, but also ended up cutting off some of the metal from the chair base -- I didn't want any extra showing through.... 

And I didn't really like the finish on the metal, so I gave it a coating of black spray paint.  Much better.... 

Then I attached the two together from underneath by drilling some holes in the metal and running some screws.....  

TA DA... 

And then, using my new love, I mean my new handy dandy glass cutting tool... 

I cut and added a round piece of glass.  I wanted the table designed so you could see all the parts of the wooden piece....  

I ran a bead of silicone around to give a finished edge....  

And as my daughter reported to me...  

"It turned out super cool!" 
I guess I couldn't ask for a better endoresement than that.  

Midge

I'm linking this up to Becky's Under $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence

And I'm linking this up to Donna's Saturday Nite Special Linky Party at Funky Junk Interiors

8 comments:

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, impessive, I love this! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Junk-it Junction... said...

It is super cool, I love it!

Susan S. said...

IMPRESSIVE! I have the ideas for that kind of thing, just no handy, dandy glass cutter, or anything to cut the extra metal pieces off. YOU ROCK!!!!! That looks great. I'm adding myself as a follower and hope you drop by and see me sometime! Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston!

Jester said...

OH YEAH! It's definately Super Cool!!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE this!! How in the world did you think of this?! It's awesome. Really, Restoration Hardware would be jealous they didn't come up with this table idea.

Miss Kitty said...

I just LOVE that! You certainly lived up to the subtitle of your blog..."taking worthless junk and turning it into treasure".

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow what a cool table! Love how you used your found objects to make something amazing. Love it!

Jill said...

I'm catching up on some blog reading...thank goodness I didn't miss this! This is one of THE Coolest projects I've seen! The vision, the know-how, the style...You win! Not sure what the contest was or the prize, but you win!